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This video reveals some of the best foods to gain weight. If you’re a skinny guy and you’re looking for a way to gain weight and build muscle fast, then watch this video right now!

So what kind of food should you be eating if you want to gain weight build muscle mass in the shortest time possible? Well your best bet is to try and eat “clean” so you don’t gain too much fat. But since your goal is to GAIN weight, you CAN eat some junk like pizza every now and then if you’re not too worried about gaining extra fat. (You can always lose it later.)

Anyway, let me show you some of the foods you’ll find in any good weight gain diet. I’ll break your diet down into 3 parts: Protein, Carbs, and Fat. To gain weight you need to make sure your body has all the nutrients it needs to build new muscle tissue.

Think of it like this: You wouldn’t drive a Ferrari without putting PREMIUM gas in the tank, right?

Well your body craves certain “premium” nutrients that most average people leave out of their diets.

Foods To Gain Weight: Protein Sources

Lets start off with the best protein sources for gaining quality muscle weight. Your body needs protein in order to pack on new muscle tissue – and maintain your current muscle tissue. Because of this, it’s important that you get protein in your diet for every meal you eat if your goal is to make big gains.

How much protein to do you need?

Well this is an often debated question but what I’ve been using and recommending is 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight. So if you’re a 145 pound guy, that means you should be eating between 217 – 290 grams of protein per day. This sounds like a lot, but don’t worry because you’ll be breaking this up into smaller meals throughout the day. (I’ll talk more about this later.)

Onto the food sources… This is a list of recommended high-protein foods to gain weight:

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Shrimp
  • Grilled chicken breasts
  • Lean ground beef
  • Eggs
  • Cottage cheese
  • Steak

Sticking to the foods on this list will ensure that you’re getting your protein from high-quality sources that your body can use to build new muscle.

Alright, let’s talk about carbohydrates…

Foods To Gain Weight: Carbohydrate Sources

Carbs are where the majority of your calories will come from. These are super-important for skinny guys because these foods are going to act as your body’s main energy source. When you eat carbs your body converts it into glucose and supplies your body with energy. Guess what happens if there is no glucose available for your body to use? It starts stripping away muscle tissue and using it for energy!

Uhhh…. That’s the last thing you want, right? Exactly, so start eating foods from the list below and you’ll be set:

  • Oatmeal
  • Brown rice
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Beans
  • Potatoes
  • Yams

Onto the last macro nutrient: Fat…

Foods To Gain Weight: Fat

Some people have a misconception that all fat is bad for you and it will just lead to extra stomach fat. Well the truth is, that’s just not true. Fat is a necessary part of any weight gain diet. For the most part, we’re looking for unsaturated fats. Not saturated fats or trans fats. That’s the major difference.

Saturated fats and trans fats ARE bad for you and generally WILL lead to unwanted fat gains. But unsaturated fats will have the opposite effect. These good fats are calorie dense and will actually promote testosterone production. Anyway, I don’t want to get into too much detail on this page so I’ll just give you my list of “approved fat sources” below…

  • Avocados
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Natural almond butter
  • Olive oil
  • Almonds
  • Flax seed oil
  • Any kind of fish

So these are some of the BEST foods to gain weight. If you want to get additional training on how to gain weight and build muscle fast, I suggest you grab my free report: Top 7 Hardgainer Mistakes. This report reveals the top 7 mistake most skinny guys make when they try to gain weight and build muscle. If you’re making these mistakes you are literally PREVENTING yourself from making the muscle gains you truly want.

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Whenever I hear someone who says they want to gain weight, often times it’s followed by them saying, “I’m going to eat all the food I can get my hands on.. pizza, chips, ice cream, etc…”

Well, the TRUTH is that you should actually eat healthy foods to gain weight. That is, if you’d rather gain muscle than fat. (You don’t want to get fat do you?)

I had a tough time with this distinction when I was first getting started on my weight gain journey. I thought, “Gaining weight is gaining weight.” If the number on the scale is bigger than it was yesterday then I was making great progress. Well little did I know…

This was DEAD WRONG!

Let me as you a VERY important question: What will happen if you stuff your face with anything you want? You’ll get fat! The goal of gaining weight is to gain healthy weight in the form of lean muscle mass… NOT fat.

It’s important that you understand that distinction. We want to gain muscle, not fat!

Alright, so where to we begin? How can you eat healthy foods to gain weight?

First of all lets answer the question…

What are the best foods for weight gain?

Foods that make you gain weight (good weight) are calorie dense and provide quality nutrients. Most of the food that people eat every day actually contains empty calories that give your body no nutritional value!

Some of the best foods for gaining weight are:

Chicken, potatoes, brown rice, wheat pasta, wheat bread, oatmeal, fish, nuts and seeds, and fruit.

All these foods contain quality calories that will fuel your body and help to build muscle tissue. Without consuming quality food like this your chances of gaining healthy weight are basically zero.

So now you know some of the best foods to gain weight… So get to the grocery store and load up on all the good stuff. And check out the rest of my blog for other ways to gain weight.

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February 5, 2011

After a lot of emails, messages on my YouTube account, Facebook messages, etc… One of the questions I kept getting from skinny guys was, “what are the best foods to gain weight?” I got that question so often that I’ve decided to create a blog dedicated to that topic. So this is my first post [...]

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